One of the things that adds to my mental clutter is thinking about my basic health. The routine maintenance stuff. I wanted to tick some of these off, and thought the list might help others too:
Other things you might want to do:
- If you haven't got one, put together a First Aid Kit for the car and/or kitchen
- Check over any regular prescriptions - do you still need the medications? If get more than 15 items a year, and live in the UK, don't forget the Prescription PrePayment Certificate - it's not well publicised, but it saves loads of money.
- When did you last have a tetanus or polio booster? They need repeating every ten years. Book one if needed.
- When did you last have a smear test? They should be repeated every three years. Book one if needed.
- Check to see if your GP practice is offering flu jabs - mine is now offering them to anyone who asks, as they've done their priority patients.
- Book an appointment with your dentist. You should have a check up annually.
- Book an appointment to have your eyes tested, especially if you drive, or use computers frequently. You should have a check up every two years, more often if you have diabetes or there's a history of glaucoma in the family. If you wear contact lenses, you should also have an annual checkup.